Don’t Be Cruel Chords & Guitar Lesson
Welcome to my Don’t Be Cruel guitar lesson by Elvis Presley with guitar chords and strumming patterns. Now you can make this song super easy by ignoring the 7 chords and playing a regular Em and A7 for the entire. But if you want to stick more to the true nature of the song, feel free to throw them in.
Don’t Be Cruel Strumming Patterns:
1 + 2+ 3+ 4+
DU DU DU DU
Strumming Option 2:
1 2 + 3 + 4 +
D U UDU
On the above strumming pattern, you can accent the bass note.
Don’t Be Cruel Guitar Lesson:
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Don’t Be Cruel Chord Chart:
You may or may not be surprised to find that the chord progression for the verses follow a 12 Bar Blues Progression.
D D D D
G G D D
Em7 A D D
This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.
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